if you asked me to choose a favorite autumn activity, i probably shout "APPLE PICKING" in your face at an unreasonably loud volume. sorry about that. it's just that i seriously love apple picking! the activity in itself screams fall, and it's been a tradition in my family for years. two saturdays ago, we piled in the car and headed to our favorite spot - honey hill. (sorry in advance for the overload of pictures! they were just too good!)

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before we got picking, we grabbed some warm apple cider and donuts. the. freakin'. best. can someone please tell me if they know of anything better than those apple cider donuts? because i'm coming up blank ;)

while we waited for the tractors to take us out to the trees, we said hello to the animals they had in the petting zoo. the sun flare that got captured with that little guy ^^ is magic!

after filling our bags to the brim with the best-looking apples we could find (aka honeycrisp - THE best kind out there), we headed over to the pumpkin and raspberry patches to pick some of each.

they had a ton of uniquely colored pumpkins this year! that little orange and white striped number? so good! they also had a ton of those blush pink ones that are all over instagram these days. pink is the new white, people!

sibs poppin' their best pumpkin poses ^^

like i mentioned earlier, apple picking is a huge fall tradition in my family! my sister and i took the same photos against the same wall to years ago! i'm even wearing the same coat lol! (read the whole post here) it's so funny to see how much we've changed, yet stayed the same... if you get what i'm saying!

before we left, we stopped into the bakery and bought a dozen more donuts. #sorrynotsorry they're just too good! until next year, honey hill! i look forward to you every year, and each is better than the last. happy fall, friends!

my shirt: madewell / jeans: madewell / jacket: h&m (similar) / hat: old navy (similar) / boots: timberland


i haven't been to a baseball game in years! so when i got the chance to head down to the city with my fam and spend an afternoon eating hotdogs and peanuts and watching the game, i jumped on it! 

my backpack is from kestrel bags. it's a fave of mine, and it goes with everything!

okay. those nachos? SO GOOD ^^ and the lady below is my ultimate flair goals. i will never be as cool as her. 

we didn't realize the guys behind us were photobombing this shot (taken my my brother) until we got the camera back and they started laughing! so funny! 

this outing marked the first real fall weekend of the year, and I have to say, it felt amazing! i've said it before and i'll say it 'till the grave - weekends in the city? just can't be beat. have a great day friends!


i'm all about simple this fall. maybe it's because i'm feeling the pressure of college apps, or maybe it's just that i'm becoming lazier, but anything that doesn't require  serious work sounds pretty good right now. these recipes are just that - an amazing and delicious end result you can obtain without a lot of effort. those chocolate caramel cups? hell yes! they literally look so good. cheers to autumn days and laziness, friends!